SpringHill Suites North Shore
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Well my adventure has finally started. After weeks of getting ready and then waiting till the last few days to finally lay everything out, I am ready to leave. I'm taking off for DC this afternoon. Last night I went to dinner with the family. Mom, Dad, James, Jo-Ann, Nicole, Jack, Mrs. Miller, and myself all had dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse. It was a great ...
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... garage until I got back in my car, I was treated to great views. The stadium sat across the Allegheny River from where I parked so I walked across the Roberto Clemente Memorial Bridge, which they close off from vehicle use on game day. Larger than life statues of Clemente and Willie Stargell were popular photo opportunities. A Honus Wagner statue stood on a pedestal in front of the home ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews SpringHill Suites North Shore Pittsburgh
Great hotel for the Steelers game! My girlfriend and I enjoyed our stay very much. The room was spacious and clean. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Quick check in and check out. The suttle van was great, it took us to Station Square quickly and picked us up in time for the game. Staff was helpful in recommending places to see and eat. Hats off to the great staff!!
Excellent New Downtown Hotel
I was one of the first people to stay here the weekend they opened, and the hotel is still outstanding.
Only major problem is the highway noise. It doesn't effect me, but I can see how people can't sleep because of it. It's seemingly non-stop traffic from I-279 day and night. That's one of the top complaints the staff hears from guests.
Other than that everything else is great. Parking's pricey ($17), but high speed internet is fine, bedding is comfy and the bathroom is clean with great water pressure.
Make sure you show up on time to the breakfast, one time I had a hotel staffer get upset that it was five minutes past the end of breakfast and people were still trying to make waffels.
We had a "girls overnighter" here with our group of 13 moms. The hotel is immaculate...very clean. The room was in excellent condition and decorated very nicely. The location is great, too, and in walking distance to at least three bars including an Irish bar and a club for dancing. The staff was so friendly. We were pleasantly surprised to see eggs and sausage as well as a Belgian waffle maker at the free continental breakfast. I have been to other Springhill's that only had pastries, etc. Great stay, you won't regret it!
Nice Hotel, but
This is a new hotel right next to Heinz field. We stayed for several days and even went to a Steelers game within walking distance. The pool was wonderful and the little store was great too. The staff was very nice and accomodating. We got a standard room overlooking Heinz field. It was nice. The only complaint I have is that all of their linens are white which is wonderful. I had pulled back the comforter and put my baby on the bed and looked down and it looked like blood was coming up from under the sheets. It was actually a dirty mattress cover. It did not penetrate the sheets thankfully so it didnt touch my baby. I called the front desk and they sent a manager up immediately to look at it. They changed the linens. I dont know if it was a stain that was washed or if it was a fresh stain from the previous tenants, since I am not sure if they change their mattress covers between tenants. Anyhow, the housekeeping staff should have seen this big blood stain that you could see through all the white linens. Other than that, they apologized and everything else was fine. However, I was a bit grossed out about this.
Would stay here again
My husband, 5 yr old son and I stayed at this hotel over Veterans Day weekend so we could attend a Steelers game. The location of this hotel could not be any better, it is literally across the street from PNC Park and a 5 minute walk to the gates of Heinz Field.
The room itself was nice, new and clean, with two queen size beds, a sitting area with a couch and chair, and a kitchenette containing a microwave, refrigerator and sink. The rooms are a little oddly configured, but still room enough to be comfortable.
The staff was outstanding, very friendly and accomodating. The next time we travel to Pittsburgh for a Steelers game we will definetly be staying here again. I have two suggestions to anyone considering this hotel - I'd make reservations far in advance as the "secret is getting out" and the location is superb, and I would also request a room facing Heinz Field as the music from the sports bars is a little loud and goes until the wee hours of the morning!
Great for Steelers & Pirates
Great place to stay for Steeler & Pirate home games because the parking lot is a great place to tailgate before the game. Rooms are clean, with refrigerator and microwave, and average size. TV is smaller than most luxury hotels.
Great place to stay for ballgames
I drove my father and myself from Indianapolis to stay here over Labor Day weekend. We took in the friday nite and saturday afternoon Cub-Pirates games and then that saturday nite we went to what we came for: ND-Pitt. The North Shore Suites is the perfect location for PNC Park and Heinz Field. It is located right across the street from PNC Park which also holds a few restaurants, and a deli. You also have a sports bar (#1 in Pittsburgh they claim) for partying and the restaurants offer the chance to sit outside and drink a cold one. If you want peace at night make sure you get a room that looks out the front of the hotel. If your room looks out the back you will get an ear-full of music from that sports bar until 2am, I believe. North Shore Suites serves a continental breakfast that offers hot food: make your own waffles in 2 minutes, sausage and eggs. The staff is efficient, professional, and curteous.
PNC Park is beautiful. I believe it is rated the #2 baseball park in america by sports illustrated.
Our hotel was full of Irish fans that weekend and we tailgated with many of them in the North Shore Suites hotel parking lot after the Pirate-Cub game that saturday afternoon. It felt like South Bend. You will be charged $10/day for parking but they do have security. We also had taken a walk down the river-walk to Heinz Field that saturday morning to watch espn's college gameday. Fun.
The rooms are clean and fairly new at the time. You get a small microwave and refridgerator. You will have a desk with internet access, soft chair, couch and a bathroom that is separate from a sink. Also a massage shower-head. Very nice.
All in all, if you plan on going to ball games at either PNC Park or Heinz Field, North Shore Suites is a bargain, price-wise, and extremely convenient. Pittsburgh is, as a city, underrated. You get a beautiful view of that city's skyline while on the river-walk or at PNC Park. I would go back again in a heartbeat. The best sports roadtrip-weekend I've had and North Shore Suites is the perfect location.
ps: I only wish our room didn't overlook that sports bar. Don't make that mistake.
A Great time at the Steelers Game and hotel was Excellent
My husband and I had tickets to attend a preseason NFL game (Steelers vs. Eagles) and chose the SpringHill Suites North Shore to stay the night. Heinz Field was so close you could see it from the hotel and within walking distance (approx. 15 minutes casually strolling). The check-in went smoothly and the lobby was clean and very attractive. Our suite was on the second floor and the room was very large. We had a sitting area with a couch, desk, chairs, and coffee table. One area was a wet-bar complete with microwave, fridge, and coffee-maker. The bedroom was large with a king-sized bed and mounds of pillows. The bed itself was comfy but the sheets were a tad scratchy. The bathroom had a separate vanity area and the shower/tub was very relaxing. The only problem we had that night was the loud sports bar across the street with hip-hop music blaring until approx. 2 am...so if you are not a night owl you'll need to request a room facing the parking lot and Heinz Field.
We were quite impressed with the continental breakfast. Lots of hot food including scrambled eggs and sausage. There was also a make-your-own waffle station. We had a hearty breakfast and it was much better than the usual 'continental' fare.
There were plenty of eateries around the hotel as well including an Outback Steak House right around the corner. The hotel itself was easy to find and their parking was a straight $15 but allowed you to come and go as you pleased.
If you're attending a ballgame (PNC Park or Heinz Field), this is definitely the place to stay because it's a stone's throw from both and very reasonably priced ($125) considering you're so close to downtown Pittsburgh. We had a great time and will definitely book another room there when we go back. GO STEELERS!!!
Very nice stay at Springhill
We were in town for only one night to see the Pirates game and chose Springhill for location: it is directly across the street from PNC ballpark. It was only STEPS from our hotel room to our seats at the game--there is NO hotel closer--all the rest are across the Clemente bridge. And the Andy Warhol museum is only 2 blocks from the hotel--we really enjoyed it ($10 adult/$6 children). There are many options for restaurants which are also a part of the ballpark. The hotel just opened in April so everything is very clean and fresh. The rooms are a nice size w/a bedroom and sitting area w/sofabed, chair, desk, refrig, sink, microwave. We didn't use the indoor pool/jacuzzi but it looked very nice. The complimentary breakfast (7am-10am) included homemade waffles you make yourself and scrambled eggs, sausage, cheese, english muffins, bagels, toast, assortment of donuts/muffins--very nice. Complimentary coffee/tea available 24 hours. They also had a small area in the lobby w/sodas and snacks (even frozen ice cream and items for the microwave) you could purchase. The staff could NOT have been nicer or more helpful. The bellhop was exceptional. We enjoyed our visit and wouldn't hesitate to visit again and stay at Springhill. It was a bargain at $109. Parking is $15. Pittsburgh is a nice city--loved all the bridges.
Great place to stay (especially for baseball fans)!
My friends and I stayed at the hotel in May. We were there to see the Pirates and Cubs play baseball. The hotel was right next to the ballpark. It took us 3 minutes to walk from our room in the hotel to our seats in the stadium. Rooms were very nice and complimentary breakfast was quite good (more than standard continental). Staff was also very accomodating. Plenty of food and drink options right near the hotel and the baseball stadium is the best!
Tip: If you fly into Pittburgh, take the 28X Airport Flyer Bus to downtown for $2.25 per person (so long as you don't have too much luggage) as opposed to a $30-$40 cab ride. It only makes a few stops and rides most of the way on a "bus-only" road. Springhill suites is just a 10 minute walk to/from the downtown stop.